Diane Posted Wed 26th of October, 2016 13:34:33 PM
My surgeon did a Laminectomy at L3, L4, and L5 on the left.
foraminotomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1 with facetectomy on the left. Then he did diskectomy L5-S1 on the left. I was going to code 63047 and 63048 time 2. But I don't see where 63047 includes a diskectomy. Is there another code I should be using for the Laminectomy with discectomy at the L5-S1 level?
SuperCoder Answered Thu 27th of October, 2016 03:34:11 AM
Code 63047, +63048, +63048 for L3, L4, & L5 for Laminectomy , foraminotomies , facetectomy .
Also, code 63030-XS for L5-S1 discectomy. Append modifier XS since otherwise 63030 is included within 63047, and in this case, the discectomy has been performed on another level of lumbar disc.